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Tides Turn... Where the River Meets the Sea

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.25 Baths, (Limited to max of 8)

Get away to the Mendocino coast. Tides Turn has a private view of the ocean, yet is a home with lots of room to share with friends or family. We have installed solar panels to help preserve our wonderful California coast and o our part to reduce global warming. Located next to the turn of the century hamlet of Albion only minutes from the charming Victorian town of Mendocino, 7 miles north. Enjoy the birds floating on the updrafts or the boats coming and going as the tides change below. Watch the everchanging sea through the only wooden trestle bridge on the coast of California as the waves crash in the cove and the whales pass during migration season. Relax in the hot tub or barbeque on the deck. Mendocino has a lot to offer. Investigate the tons of drift wood at nearby Navarro beach just 3 miles south, or picnic in the Redwoods or bring a canoe or kayak to explore the Albion River or go wine tasting in Anderson Valley or try the trails at Van Damme State Park & Beach, 3.5 miles north. You can treat yourself to our local restaurants, the best on the coast - the Ledford House or the Albion River Inn or rundown to the Albion Market and deli for a quick fix or Harvest Market in Fort Bragg can deliver all you need to Tides Turn in Albion.?

This conformable 4 bedroom split level home with one King and three Queens beds plus a Queen futon in the family room, 2 bathrooms, master bedroom lavatory, large open style kitchen/dining/living room, plus a large separate family room with satellite TV, sunroom, two decks and spa. Celestron Binoculars and tripod for viewing birds and whales and waves.

Open floor plan; Sunroom, Ocean and River views, Excellent separation between upstairs and downstairs

Keywords: House

More Details

Mary Bobbitt
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Mary Bobbitt

Mary and Jul are native Californian and long time residences of San Francisco. Semi retired and seasoned world travelers. Jul loves motorcycles, music, non fiction and good healthy food. Mary's artwork fills the house and loves birds, photography etc.

Mary Bobbitt purchased this house in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great friends. Great Food. Great people. Awesome hikes. Pretty much a repeat of our Jan 4 2010 visit. We love this clean, friendly-feeling house and it's well stocked kitchen. Thanks for bring in the New Year in such an amazing way.
Dec 2010
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Albion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - Lav. only
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
Solar powered home, Service for 8 provided, Dining Table Seats 8, Games, Books & Magazines, Exercise Bike. We have a wonderful community of birds around the house and try to provide bird food so our guests can enjoy them. We also enjoy other regular wild visitors such as bunnies, deer and fox. Tides Turn has a lot of privacy.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Tides Turn... Where the River Meets the Sea
average rating of 4.9 based on 22 reviews

It’s a beautiful, well maintained property, well filled with comfortable furnishings and chochkas.

  • 5 of 5

The property is fairly secluded with a gorgeous view of bridge and river when summer fog allows. We enjoyed watching the many species of birds and animals as they flew and scampered about.

There are several good stores and services less than a mile away, and the locals are very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stay here for a week every summer and absolutely LOVE it! Beautiful house with every amenity one could possibly need. The view is to die for. Sitting out in the deck every evening looking out at the ocean and down at the Albion River & Campground is so peaceful and relaxing. Already looking forward to our vacation next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding view with all the comforts of home

  • 4 of 5

Throughly enjoyed this house and the many things it had to offer

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway at the coast! Well appointed and maintained home, with all the amenities one needs. Easy access, quiet, store and services nearby if needed. A cozy retreat from which to watch the ocean, the birds, and the deer.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Relaxing trip at Tides Turn

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tides Turn while attending a family wedding nearby and the property was lovely. Wonderful views, lovely home with comfortable surroundings and a beach like atmosphere. Sitting in the hot tub while enjoying the scenery was a real treat. Mendocino and Ft. Bragg are just up the road. Several farmers markets in the area on the weekends. We enjoyed a great meal at the Little River Inn. Can't wait to come back to Tides Turn!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Views and Luxurious Amenities

  • 5 of 5

We will be back! The home is breathtaking, spacious and has more than enough amenities to keep you busy during your stay. We had three clear days and nights with fantastic sunsets every evening while dining on the outdoor deck. If you love bird watching, Tides Turn provided us with enough bird seed to last our entire stay and provided daily entertainment for the adults and kids. We enjoyed using the fireplace, relaxing to music after a long day of diving in Albion. Thank you again for your hospitality! I'm telling all of our friends to be sure to find you on VRBO and book their vacation!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Little River private or chart no commercial airlin
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Ledford House
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Little River
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway One
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ledford House and/or Albion River Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Albion River Beach
Car: necessary

Beachcombing, canoeing, whale and bird watching, wine tasting and lots of local festivals.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $210 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350

Since we are a single home with one housekeeper we have a limited ability to clean the house for quick turn over. Rates are subject to confirmation. Discounts are offered to returning guests in good standing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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